Thursday, September 02, 2010

a is for affection

Affection: Display some to your children every day. It will help them to feel worthwhile and special.

If all the A-Z of parenting tips were as easy as the Letter A, parenthood would be a breeze.

The mere fact that babies, toddlers and children are simply gorgeous, little, cuddly and needy gives us the reason to physically touch them regularly.

On the hour every hour or even more frequently, my eldest son asks: "Can I have a nice warm cuddle?"

Sometimes it's because he's been found guilty of something a little bit naughty, because he hurt himself, because he's delaying going to bed, or something else he doesn't want to do. And sometimes it's just because.

What's better than smelling your child's hair, feeling their breath on your face, holding their warm chubby bodies or feeling their soft, silky skin?

When it comes to affection from my boys, my cup runs over.

How about you?

The A-Z of Parenting Tips were inspired by this article in the Courier Mail.